Three Dead in Oxford, Michigan, With an Uncooperative 15-year-old Sophomore in Custody

The victims of a school shooting incident at an Oxford, Michigan, high school were identified by county officials on Tuesday night.

The unnamed 15-year-old suspect remains in custody, but along with his parents, remains uncooperative with police.

Tate Myre, 16, died in a patrol car as an officer was trying to rush the teen to the hospital.

Among the injured are a 14-year-old girl who was in critical condition with chest and neck wounds; a 15-year-old boy who was in critical condition with a head wound; a 17-year-old girl who was also in critical condition with chest wounds; a 14-year-old boy with serious jaw and head wounds; a 17-year-old girl who was shot in the neck; a 15-year-old boy who was shot in the left leg; and a 17-year-old boy who was wounded in the hip.

The sheriff said the wounded 14-year-old was placed on a ventilator after surgery: “It’s looking very tough for this young girl.”

A social media video showed students inside a classroom as the suspect impersonated a police officer telling those students it was safe to come out.

The Detroit News reports that authorities swarmed a 1,200 square foot home of a 15-year-old sophomore who was arrested unharmed and placed in a juvenile detention center. The suspect is on suicide watch.

In a 2017 article in a local newspaper, the boy appears as a bespectacled fifth-grader at an international baccalaureate school. At the time, he was part of a group of students working on a project about poverty and expressed sympathy for the homeless and hungry.

The suspect had posted photos of the weapon and a target on social media, according to the sheriff.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered flags at half mast today to honor the victims.

Michigan GOP leaders call for more guns.

Detroit Free Press, New York Times, Independent